I dreamed that a friend of mine called me to tell me she was having a baby. I found it odd because she just had one six months ago. I was doing the math in my head to figure out if this was even possible. I acted happy for her, so as not to offend her. What business of mine was it anyway; if she wanted to have another baby right away, against the rules, let her. Who am I to judge?

Then I realized that the friend calling me was, in fact, deaf, and couldn’t possibly be having this conversation with me over the phone anyway. I decided to ask her about this, but she was talking to her husband in the background, and I couldn’t get her attention. Well, I thought, that’s just annoying. So I hung up the phone.